When you think about hair loss, you commonly think that this is a problem that only men have to worry about. While hair loss is more common in men, women can still end up with this problem. It is believed that fewer than 45% of women have a full head of hair throughout their entire lives. However, just because hair loss is more common than you think in women, that doesn’t mean that it isn’t any less embarrassing. By reading on, you can learn more about this problem and what you can do about it. Causes of Thinning Hair Around 30 million
Estrogen is one of the main female sex hormones (progesterone is the other) and is responsible for various functions throughout a woman’s life. It is produced by your endocrine (hormonal) system and, from there, moves around the body through your bloodstream. Estrogens then work by binding to estrogen receptors in the body. There are two main types of receptors: Estrogen Receptor Alpha - Found in the ovaries, breast tissue, and endometrium. Estrogen Receptor Beta – Found in other parts of the body such as bones, kidneys, brain, heart, and lungs. While most people know that estrogen is the predominant female sex
Many women dread menopause and see it as a sign of growing old. This is a shame because the post-menopausal period should be the least stressful time of a woman’s life. While some of the symptoms of menopause can last well into the postmenopausal period, it is entirely possible to reduce your discomfort through medication and lifestyle changes. Overview “Postmenopause” is the name given to the period of a woman’s life after she has gone through menopause (diagnosed when she has not had a menstrual period for twelve months). Once a woman is postmenopausal, she no longer ovulates and therefore cannot get pregnant.